Higher Education IT Executive of the Year
Showkat Choudhury is the chief information officer at Central State University. Choudhury works tirelessly to keep data security and privacy top of mind across the university by maintaining consistent communication with the campus community and emphasizing the importance of protecting students’ data. Recently, he spearheaded a major initiative to further safeguard sensitive data. Central State University now leverages encryption technology that empowers university personnel — from medical departments and administrative offices to the athletics program and beyond — to protect sensitive data while sharing it as needed.